WASHINGTON, March 2, 2012 - He’s good, but not ready for the big time just yet.
D.C. United has loaned defensive midfielder Conor Shanosky to the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the North American Soccer League. The United youth academy product will stay with the Strikers for the entire 2012 season.
“This is a great opportunity for Conor to continue his development as a professional,” said D.C. United general manager Dave Kasper. “The loan to Ft. Lauderdale will allow him to get important first team experience on a regular basis, and we look forward to following his development.”
Shanosky’s made one appearance with D.C. United’s senior team last year during an international friendly match against European giants AFC Ajax on May 22, 2011 at RFK Stadium with Shanosky coming on for Perry Kitchen in the 76th minute.
Potomac Falls High School grad played seven games (five starts) for United’s reserves.
The 20-year-old signed with United on August 6, 2010, becoming the club’s third homegrown player signed to the first team, following Bill Hamid and Andy Najar.
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